The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) is conducting Tailored Leadership Training at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health. The training, which is conducted on October 30-31, 2023, is attended by ESOG leaders, young female Ob-Gyns and relevant officials from the Ministry of Health.

The training, which is provided under the project entitled- FIGO Leadership Development Initiative: Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes through Advocacy and Improved Care.

The extension of the same training will be provided to other health care professionals participating in the project beginning November 1, 2023. The second phase of the training will be undertaken through November 4, 2023.

An initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will support national obstetric and gynecologic societies in six countries to become the leading voice for women's health in their respective nations. The initiative will focus on leadership development, gender diversity, engagement with healthcare experts, public education, and facility adjustments to improve birth outcomes and reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. Each national society has chosen four focus sites, representing urban, rural, public, and private systems.